S’mores Pie

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  Gooey Chocolate in a graham cracker crust topped with marshmallow frosting - S'mores Pie is the ultimate in easy desserts! A couple of weeks ago, I wanted to make a special treat for a special occasion. But I was tired. So I had this whole internal debate - should I make a fancy dessert, or should I skip the special occasion and go to sleep. Back and forth, back and forth. I was just too tired to do anything fancy. And before you ask, no, a simple dessert just wouldn't cut it. Then finally, I came up with the (obvious) solution. Make a dessert that looks fancy, but is actually pretty simple to make. Perfect, right? So I came up with this s'mores pie. Super easy, but I mean, … [Read more...]

Hot Gooey Caramel Pie

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So it started one night when I was going to take a brownie mix I had in the pantry and bake it into a graham cracker pie crust. But then I couldn't find the brownie mix I thought I had. So plan B was a cheesecake baked in a graham cracker crust. But then plan C formed in my head. What if I baked blondies into a graham cracker crust? Then my 4th and final plan formed. What if I kinda combined plan B and plan C? So I pulled out the mixer and made the first batch of this. I didn't even know what to expect out of this, it was simply a late night whim. I didn't even measure! But then it was awesome. And everyone raved about it. So I had to try to recreate it. Luckily, it turned out as well as it … [Read more...]

Savory Meat Pie Hamantaschen

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It's 1:30 am and I am sitting at my computer thinking about hamantashen. But it isn't my fault, really. Blame it on... Oh forget it. It's totally my fault. I can't help myself. Not only do I imagine myself to have hoards of anxious fans waiting for my brilliant purim ideas yeah right but I also need to impress people at my own purim seudah (feast/party). It's hard, let me tell you. No matter how much pressure you might feel at parties, think about what it's like when you are a food writer. Exactly. Well I kinda wish I could invite each and every one of you to my purim party, because I am serving these meat pie hamantaschen as the appetizer and they are seriously delicious. But sadly I … [Read more...]

Key Lime Pie Cookies

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I should probably start by saying that these cookies were the most spontaneous thing I ever did. No jokes. I'm not a spontaneous person at all. But it snowed yesterday, and nobody warned me. I know, someone should have said something. So I find myself getting home from work with a couple of inches of snow on the ground. All of my grand plans for the evening were cancelled. Instead, I slowly drove home, had some soup, and crawled into bed with my laptop. Honestly, that's the only place to be when the weather is so nasty. Suddenly though, I realized that I haven't posted anything on this blog since Sunday, and that was only a link to my guest post elsewhere. Which means that I decided it … [Read more...]

Pecan Pie Topped Mini Fudge Brownie Pies

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Let's talk about decisions, shall we? I don't know about you, but I for one, hate making them. I'm talking about literally the smallest decisions there are. Like in the ice cream store when they ask if I want chocolate, vanilla or mixed. Um, so I know I don't want plain vanilla; my love of chocolate is just too strong. But as between chocolate or mixed...I don't know! How should I decide? And when the decisions get bigger, oy. Don't get me started. I hate decisions. That's why this dessert is so darn awesome! Say you just finished a humongous meal, like, the biggest one of the year. It's time for dessert, and you don't have much room. Imagine choosing between a fudgey chocolatey dessert … [Read more...]

Homemade Cherry Pie and a Lattice Crust Tutorial

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When I was growing up, there was a store my family frequented that had an amazing bakery section. They baked everything fresh on premises, and it was all super delicious. My parents still shop there often, and they never leave the store without a loaf or two of their amazing homemade bread, or maybe a couple of bagels. There's one treat we often used to buy from this bakery that stood out in my mind above all else. Their cherry pie never looked very elegant. It was wrapped in saran wrap that often stuck to the top a bit, and the "lattice" crust was made from a cutter, not an actual lattice. But nobody could care about that, because it was just so delicious. We didn't get this pie often, and … [Read more...]